Thursday 17 January 2013

Escape to the Beach

When I think of Christmas, I often have a bit of a clash of thoughts in my head.  Most of the cards, etc we see in the shops have snow and snowflakes on them but here in New Zealand, Christmas is in the middle of summer - the thought of escaping to the beach is bliss.  So, this card has those two scenarios coming together.

The card is for the challenges at:
Scribbles Designs - anything goes
Clear it Out Challenge - circles
Tuesday Alchemy - inspiration photo
Christmas Challenges {with sketches} - sketch + use a doily
Pinspirational Challenges - inspiration photo
Papertake Weekly - Baby it's cold outside
Broken Box Stock - Winter/snowflakes

The sketch for this challenge comes from Christmas Challenges {with sketches}.  The paper comes from Decossé's Dynamite Doodles. The image and sentiment are from Scribbles by Sandy.  The image is called Hang Ten Brrr!  The sentiment is called Escape.

The doily and brads used on this card are both from my stash.  In the case of the brads, they have been sitting there for at least a couple of years!  The doilies I bought about a year ago thinking they might come in handy at some point!

Both the Pinspirational Challenge and Tuesday Alchemy Challenge had blue colourings in the inspiration photo.  Usually, I'm inspired by something in the photo but this time it was the colours!


  1. Cute surfing penguin card, Suze! I live in southern California while it's not summertime in December for us we do have warm weather at Christmas time so I can somewhat relate to your season. LOL
    Thanks so much for joining us in our "Circles" challenge at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again.
    Huggies ~

  2. What a fabulous card!! Thanks for joining us at CCWS!

    /Christina, DT

  3. Suze-
    Isn't he the cutest!!! A surfing penguin...Sandy is brilliant!!
    I love the layout of your card and the great coloring too. Thank you so much for joining us at Scribble Designs.


  4. Thanks for scribbling with us with our first challenge at Scribbles Designs... great job BTW with Brrr Hanging 10 and the sentiment! They work perfect together as does all the other awesome elements of the card!
    Sandy S

  5. Circles, circles everywhere...what a great take on the challenge...thanks for joining us @ Clear It Out challenge hope you stop by and play with us again...Lynn <((><

  6. Gorgeous card Suze :-) I love the penguin, so very cute and perfect for a Christmas Down Under :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Tee Hee! I'm ready to escape to the beach, too! ;) Love your card... what a fun penguin card!

    Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge this week!

  8. What a great image!!! LOVE your penguin--he's too cute! And fabulous coloring, too! I hope you come and play along with me at Inkspirational this week and at Technique Tuesday this month--I'd love to see your take on our challenges! :) HUGS and happy weekend!!!

  9. What a great surfin' dude! Love the card and your story is just too cute. Very creative. Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenge this week. Hope to see you again. Good luck.

  10. Lovely card Suze, gorgeous image!! Thanks for joining us at CCWS this week.

  11. Great card Suze, love the image you have jused. Thanks for joining CCWS and hope to see you an other time!

  12. Very beautiful blue card! thanks for playing with "PINspirational" this week and good luck!

  13. Aloha Suze! Beautiful card! Brrr looks super cute snow surfing on your card! Thanks for joining us this month at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog!

    Scribbles Designs DT member

    P.S. I'm your newest follower!

  14. Such a sweet card and love how you colored in that penguin. Thanks for playing along with us in our first challenge at Scribbles Designs.

  15. Oh how sweet!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!

  16. Love the surfing penguine, great card.

    Sylv x